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Sunday, October 22, 2017

New literary prize for Indigenous writers to offer $25K in awards

A literary prize born out of a media scandal will bestow $25,000 in various awards to burgeoning Indigenous writers.

How Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott began building their empire at seven years...

Jonathan and Drew Scott do it all. Not only are they the stars of successful HGTV shows like Property Brothers and Brother vs. Brother, but the identical twins are also entrepreneurs and authors.

Writing Advice From a (Newly Minted) Nobel Winner

Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

Penguin Random House Canada is thrilled to announce that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Kathleen Winter, Joel Thomas Hynes among Governor General’s Awards finalists

Montreal's Kathleen Winter and Joel Thomas Hynes of St. John's, N.L., are among the finalists for this year's Governor General's Literary Award for fiction.

Why Melanie Joly’s Creative Canada is good news for Canadian screenwriters and Canadian culture

While “creator” can mean many things, when it comes to screen-based entertainment, it means the showrunners and screenwriters that the Writers Guild of Canada represents.

Legendary crime writer Max Haines dead at 86

In his deft hands, death came alive — for 34 years, 28 books and 2,500 wildly popular Crime Flashback columns in the Sun.

WGC Commends Minister Joly’s Vision Statement

The Writers Guild of Canada commends Minister Joly for emphasizing the key role screenwriters play in the industry by announcing a new focus on early-stage pitch document and script development at the Canada Media Fund (CMF).

Statement from Audible, Inc. re: “Creative Canada” policy framework announcement

Audible is investing $12 million over the next three years in Canadian authors and voices, developing rich and authentic audio content for its subscribers in Canada and around the world.

Canadian playwrights Moscovitch, Youssef, shortlisted for Siminovitch Prize

Montreal actress/writer Evelyne de la Cheneliere and Toronto-based writer and librettist Hannah Moscovitch are among four playwrights shortlisted for this year's Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.